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Post-politics plan for Allan Domb? Fix Philly through business

Despite his loss in the Democratic mayoral primary, Allan Domb says he’s still laser-focused on making Philadelphia a better city, in part by deploying his $400 million-plus mini real estate empire to attract businesses and create jobs.

Is that approach actually feasible? Meir Rinde sat down with the former councilmember to hear his plans. Continue reading…

Then-mayoral candidate Allan Domb speaks at a forum in February 2023. (Cory Sharber/WHYY)

Headlines of Yore: The ‘heiress’ who died after an illegal abortion

In August of 1955, Doris Jean Ostreicher attempted to get an abortion. After she died inside a North Philadelphia apartment, her case became a media sensation, in part because her family owned a huge supermarket chain.

The Ostreicher trial ended with convictions for a hairdresser and her husband, who served time at Eastern State Penitentiary, Avi Wolfman-Arent reports. Continue reading…

A 2018 art installation at Eastern State Penitentiary by artist Rachel Livedalen tells the story of Doris Jean. (Eastern State)

RECAP: What else happened?

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• Family and supporters of Anthony Allegrini Jr., the 18-year-old shot and killed by a state trooper near Penn’s Landing in June, held a rally pleading for transparency; authorities are investigating but have not released the name of the officer who killed him. [Billy Penn/WHYY]

• Here’s a long but good summary of the politics and positioning around 76 Place, the $1.55B arena the Sixers want to build in Center City. [WHYY’s PlanPhilly]

• PHL Airport has pretty good shopping and dining once you get past security — and now you can meet a friend there even if you’re not flying, by applying 1-7 days in advance for a “Wingmate” pass. [NBC10/PHL]

• Next time you’re bored on SEPTA, check for a QR code and scan for a video story from “Philly Daydreams,” which showcases transit workers and riders. There’s also an installation in the Oculus in City Hall Station, reopened for the first time since the pandemic. [Mural Arts/WHYY]

• Three local breweries — Liquid Art Barrel HouseSeparatist Beer Project, and Stickman Brews — have all announced plans to close, sparking questions about a retraction in the craft beer industry. [Beer Thrillers/Breweries in PA x 2/Inquirer$] 

• Want to toast the Eagles, who deployed the “Brotherly Shove” to beat the Rams yesterday for their second consecutive 5-0 start? Check out Bird Gang Spirits,  line of vodka and bourbon released in collab with BOTLD, the Rittenhouse distillery from Philadelphia Distilling founder Andrew Auwerda. [USA Today/Bleeding Green/Eagles]


Nothing public for Mayor Kenney today; city offices are closed in observance of Indigenous Peoples Day.


⚾ BP Phillies playoff tailgate! Join Billy Penn and the Hittin’ Season crew outside Citizens Bank Park to cheer on the Phils before they take on the Braves in Game 3 of the NLDS. Drinks, snacks, trivia, koozies, and a chance to be featured on the podcast. Free RSVP here. (2:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11)

🗳️ Interested in the nitty gritty of how Election Day works in Philly? The Committee of 70 hosts a virtual forum with city commissioners and poll workers. (6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10)

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